Duquesne University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 57 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 9,404 (5,961 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 17% part-time, 83% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $21,402
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Flexible weekend hours allow you to juggle school, family and a job Cons: Exams every weekend
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2015

Duquesne's Online Graduate Program is excellent. I am in my third semester, and it has been nothing but amazing. The professors are very willing to help and reach out to their online students, as well as understanding the work/education life balance. Great program thus far!
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

The major pro is that the faculty are fine philosophers. A major con is the paucity of financial support.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Although I am very new to Duquesne University, I have found the quality of support and general care given to the students and their academic success to be far beyond my experiences at a larger colleges. Duquesne is a small community with close-knit departments and wide community outreach. Communication from administration and professors is quick and personal, providing great comfort in the reliability of staff recommendations and knowledge. The atmosphere on campus is quite relaxed and comfortable, finding that students prefer to spend free time studying outside on campus benches and/or facing the river from atop Duquesne's upper campus overlook. The School of Education and Financial Aid worked hard to make education more affordable for its students, and campus work opportunities are available to students with financial need. The beautiful campus is right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and has multiple options for transportation to class. That being said, I am a huge advocate of public transit, but Duquesne does not offer free or discounted public transportation for full-time students. Overall, I have been very pleased with my experience at Duquesne University. Campus is clean and comfortable, close to all main areas of Pittsburgh, the community in the school is small, careful, and reliable, and the education is specifically designed to give students the best education in preparing for a future career.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall a great experience and excellent teachers with practical experience.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Duquesne is an amazing institution for my program of study. The biggest pro is the alumni network. Professionals in the area know of the quality of education, values, and knowledge that Duquesne students receive during their studies. The con of this program is the school's technology. The IT staff is not very helpful nor are the students fully aware of their technological capabilities on campus.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

A private school with a small, individual feel located in the city. A lot of opportunities to network with people for a career while meeting new people every day.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

The Affordability of Living rating does not apply to me. I generally take one class a term and it takes me about 52 hours to prepare for each class, far more than it should and it interferes with my work life. There is NO financial aid for graduate students through the school. As a result, the financial aid office will not even discuss the subject with me. They will not even discuss how I might find financial aid outside the school. The Corporate Communication classes are wonderful, amazingly interesting and fun. I feel as though I'm on vacation when I'm in class. The professors enhance the information with their experience and, as a 56 year old returning student with 35 years of various communications experience, they also ask for my opinion. The students treat me as just another student, even though I'm old enough to be a parent of most of them. The department has made my re-entry into university life easy helping with the explanation of technology changes in education from 1975 to 2011. The library staff has also been a big help to me with help for on-line and in library research for my program. I find far more pros going back to school within the program and only wish I had gone to Duquesne for my undergrad education. I find the cons in the financial aid department who are there to try to keep me in the university.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an excellent program that offers diversity and quality. I benefit in my ministry because of these studies.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Very affordable program for non-traditional students who have families, full-time employment, and other outside obligations. Highly qualified and experienced professors.
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